Irons Jr. High Newsletter

We Are Hawks!

Thanksgiving

Irons Family,


As I reflect on the school year, it is hard to recall all of the challenges we have faced while returning students to school! From student ramp-up days and all the apprehension that we could see in our student's eyes to the challenge of conducting in-person and remote learning by our teachers, creating a safe and welcoming cafeteria, or playing that first volleyball or football game. Irons staff, I say thank you for all the hard work, long hours, and dedication you have made to the students of Irons Jr. High. Students, thank you for your understanding, effort, and patience as we make school as normal as possible. Parents, thank you for trusting me to create a safe and orderly environment where you are willing to send your children daily. We are not perfect, and I am sure changes will come, but we are returning to our new normal.


For our parents whose children remain unsuccessful in the remote learning environment, I strongly encourage you to return your children to Irons Jr. High for in-person instruction. As an educator, I cannot sit by and allow students to remain unsuccessful in the remote learning environment. I am confident that with our COVID safeguards in place, all students will be as safe as possible from COVID-19. Please contact Irons if you would like more information about the safety procedures we have in place.


As the Holiday season approaches, there will likely be many opportunities for students to gather outside of school with friends and loved ones. During this time, please express to your child the importance of taking precautions to slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, frequently washing hands, and social distancing. We all must work together as partners to balance the need for social interaction and celebration with keeping our schools open to in-person learning. Our partnership is critical in order to keep students and staff safe and in school throughout the holiday season. Should your child test positive for COVID-19 over the Thanksgiving Break, we ask that you email Irons Jr. High at

contactirons@conroeisd.net so we can provide the appropriate support and make the required notifications.


Updates below:


  • November 18th Message from Dr. Null
  • Progress Reports 12/3
  • 12:55 Dismissal on 12/18
  • Exams Schedule for the week of 12/14-12/18
  • Virtual Book Fair
  • Athletic Spirit Night
  • Yearbooks on Sale Now
  • Make Up Picture Day 1/12/21
  • Montgomery County Food Bank


I wish everyone a safe and restful Thanksgiving.


Robert MacFarlane

Irons Jr. High Principal


We Are Hawks!

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Irons Jr. High Athletic Boosters will hold a spirit night at Mod Pizza Portofino Shopping Center in Shenandoah Sunday December 6th from 10am-10:00pm.

You can participate in this fundraiser by:
  • Take out
  • Delivery
  • Pick up
To place your order visit MOD Pizza's online order website. Use the coupon code of "GR169781I" and 20% of your meal’s price will be donated back to Irons Jr High Athletic Boosters.

Message From Coach Patterson and Coach Cote

Thank you to the 7th and 8th grade football teams for all their hard work and dedication this season. All our players showed commitment and a positive attitude daily. Overall, the 8th grade finished the season 4-7-1, and the 7th grade finished 1-10-1. Most importantly, our boys improved weekly throughout the season. With continued growth and maturity as football players, we know we will have greater success next season. We wish the 8th graders the best as they transition to playing football for Oak Ridge High School next year.


Coach Patterson


Lady Hawks Volleyball, thank you for all your hard work and dedication this season! I am so proud of the growth as players you all have shown this season. Our record of 24-8 as a program is in the top three seasons of our school history. The future is bright for the Irons Jr. High Volleyball program. We wish all of our 8th grade players success as they move to Oak Ridge High School. Congratulations on a great season.


Coach Cote



We are excited about our upcoming junior high basketball season. According to UIL guidelines, our venues will be limited to no more than 50% capacity, including all participants, coaches, officials, and spectators with appropriate social distancing. Spectators are required to wear face coverings per Executive Order GA-29 and Conroe ISD guidelines. Each participant will receive two tickets for each game. If your family cannot attend a specific event, please notify your child’s coach so that those tickets can be distributed to others. Each ticket holder should present their reserved ticket along with the $2 admission charge to the ticket collector at the gate. Children five years of age and younger will not be required to have an entry ticket. We appreciate your understanding and support of these policies to keep our players, coaches, and spectators safe during these events. We will continue to monitor the attendance at these events and adjust our protocols as needed.

Irons Yearbooks On Sale Now

Don't miss out on the 2020 yearbook! We have limited quantities remaining. Contact Debbie Richardson dzrichardson@conroeisd.net for more information.


2020-2021 yearbooks are currently available for $45, which will be the best price of the year!

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IRONS MAKE UP PICTURE DAY JANUARY 12, 2021

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

INSTRUCTION BEGINS AT 8:50AM

Please remember that instruction begins at 8:50AM. It is so important for your child to arrive on campus in plenty of time to walk to their class, get some breakfast, put their things away, talk to their teacher and then prepare to start a day of learning. Please help them by arriving in the car line in plenty of time to drop them off and allow them the time they need to prepare for the day.


Students must be in their seat when the bell rings at 8:50AM. Students not in their seat will be counted as tardy.


Student are given 6 free tardies per nine weeks. Tardy seven will result in a one hour after school detention.

School Cash

We are so excited to start the new school year! We have missed being able to engage in person with our students and watch them as learning takes root.


As you know we have made several modifications to how we operate in order mitigate the risk of COVID-19. I want to assure you that the health and safety of your family and our staff is our highest priority.


Please Pay School Fees Online

As part of those modifications, we are asking you to use our online payment system to purchase school items when you can. Cash can play a significant role in virus transmission, and we are working toward following the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations to use contactless payments to mitigate virus spread.


Paying Online is Fast and Easy

Paying school fees online is fast and easy and can be done from any computer or smartphone. Getting setup up is three simple steps:


1. Create Your Profile: Go to www.conroeisd.schoolcashonline.com and click on “Get Started Today”.

2. Confirm Your Email: Check your inbox for the email confirmation and click on the link inside. Sign in with your new login details.

3. Add a Student: Click “Add Student” and fill in the required fields with your child’s details.

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Apply for School Meal Benefits The Easy Way

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